Monday, 20 December 2010
Professor Craig Standing has recently been elected to the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) College of Experts for the Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics panel. This appointment recognises his international status within the academic community, and his significant contribution to research in the area of information systems.
The ARC directs the National Competitive Grants Program, which advises the Australian Government on its investment in research grants in all fields of science, social sciences and the humanities. The College of Experts plays a significant role in the decision-making process for these research grants, through the strategic advice of its 79 experts.
Professor Standing has been previously successful in obtaining ARC funding for his own research into electronic marketplaces, mobile communication, and electronic customer relationship management. Now he will be a part of the decision-making process for others’ research grants.
“I am delighted to have been accepted on to the panel so that I can be involved in research decisions at the highest level. It is a three year appointment and will involve periods in Canberra twice a year when decisions on which applications will be funded will be made,” he said.
In addition to this new responsibility, Professor Standing remains an active researcher, and is currently leading international research projects in collaboration with universities in Finland, Spain, Macau, and Poland.
Visit Australian Research Council’s College of Experts website.